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Long live Leia! Why Carrie Fisher looks so right in the 'Force Awakens' trailers

Commentary: Leia Organa deserves a face that reflects her age and life experience, says CNET's Bonnie Burton, a lifelong Star Wars fan who can't wait to see Leia be herself again in the new film.

By November 17, 2015


Here we go again: What does good sound sound like?

The Audiophiliac muses about his favorite subject.

By August 29, 2015


'Resistance is futile': Streaming TV is the future -- now

Fifty years ago, watching TV on public transportation felt like a sci-fi dream; now, I watch sci-fi on the train every day. And that's progress, baby.

By August 7, 2015


After crushing Black Friday records, Amazon to bring back Prime Day

The company's 20th anniversary sale results in a slew of new Prime members and huge sales, despite criticism on social media that called the day a dud.

By July 16, 2015


From there to here in pictures

Professional photographers originally dismissed digital as inferior quality. Now, you'd have to pry digital cameras from their cold, dead hands.

By July 16, 2015


How Electronic Arts stopped being the worst company in America

Being named the worst company in America two years in a row was a wake-up call for the video game maker. Interviews with current and former executives, employees and partners show how EA changed the way it worked as it tries to redeem itself.

By June 2, 2015


The most influential pop-music genre? Science makes a ruling

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. A computer analysis of pop hits spanning 1960 to 2010 identifies three turning-point years in the evolution of music. Got any guesses?

By May 7, 2015


Zero G is the Spider-Man of iPhone 6 cases

The Zero G "anti-gravity" case from Mega Tiny Corporation uses NanoSuction material to make your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus stick to any smooth surface and stay stuck indefinitely.

By March 30, 2015


Charles Barkley: Nerds never played the game, never got the girls in high school

Technically Incorrect: In a critique of teams built on stats, the NBA analyst excoriates those who believe numbers are all. In fact, he says, there is no proof that numbers lead to winning.

By February 11, 2015


Which wireless carrier is king? One testing firm weighs in

The latest test by RootMetrics shows how the big are getting better. But small carriers Sprint and T-Mobile are making solid progress.

By February 9, 2015